Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Marsala Cask

Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Marsala Cask

(0.75l, 46%)

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Irish mists and Sicilian summer, married.
The Knappogue castle in Ireland has been around since the 15th century. In 1966, Mark Edwin Andrews from Texas bought its ruins and restored it with his architect wife. Then, Mark started buying barrels of fine Whiskey from all around the country, maturing them even further, bottling them under the castle’s name. his last release was a 1951 vintage, matured for 36 years, which hardcore Whiskey aficionados consider a holy grail of Irish Whiskey. Now, his son, Mark Andrews III, is a knighted Whiskey maker, offering us lavish limited releases.
The Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Marsala Cask Irish Whiskey is an insanely rare delight – only 690 bottles made. It’s a no-fake-color, non-chillfiltered Spirit matured at least for a dozen of years in ex-Bourbon oak barrels, before it was finished in Marco de Bartoli Marsala casks. Marsala is a dry and sweet fortified wine from Sicily, similar to Port, Madeira and Sherry. This triple-distilled Irish Whiskey brings the summer breeze of Sicily to the mysterious mists of Ireland.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Irish Whiskey
  • Region
  • Country
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Northern Ireland Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old

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Irish Whiskey became the most prominent Whiskey and most popular spirit in the 19th century because of the outbreak of phylloxera and the total devastation of Cognac production in France.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rich malty and grainy nose with lovely notes of pepper and spices.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Balanced and fruity palate followed by notes of marshmallow, brown sugar, marzipan, vanilla and oak.
Medium finish.
Ratings & Reviews
One of my favorites
I'd never had a Marsala cask finished whisk(e)y before, and this was clearly Marsala finished. A bit too heavy handed on the finish for my taste - although not offputting.
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